U.S. State Department Instructs U.S. Citizens in Iraq to Leave Immediately

by Ryan Saavedra
Daily Wire

The U.S. State Department instructed U.S. citizens in Iraq to evacuate the country “immediately” as tensions in the region dramatically escalated on Thursday after U.S. forces killed two top military officials that were involved in terrorism.

The New York Times reported that an American MQ-9 Reaper drone fired missiles onto a convoy that was leaving Baghdad International Airport on Thursday, killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization, and top Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes, who headed the Iranian-linked Popular Mobilization Forces.

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